Mather - Houston-Packer Collection BS478 .M3 1705

50 The Go.frelpreachedunder the Old the World to this day. For this they did all look at. AMan acknow. ledges the Glory of the Myftery in two things. i. When he believes it for himfelf, with application to himfelf in particular. 2. Whenhe walks worthy of it. But to disbelieve the Promifes, and to disobey the Commands ofit, is to defpife the Gofpel, 2 Theff. r. 8. And to do founder fuch a clear Dif penfation of it, as in New Teftament times, certainly the deepeít place in Hell will be their Portion. Wo unto thee Chorazin, wo unto thee Beth. faida. For if the mighty Works that have been done in thee, (tad been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in duff and a/hes. May we not fay, wo unto thee, O London, wounto thee, ODublin. For ifthe - Preaching that bath been preached in thee,had been in Rome, theywould have been convinced, they would have repented before this day. VIA 4. Let me repeat a little, and reinculcate thefe things upon you which have been delivered as Reafons, but might have been handled as Wes of the Point. 1 befeech you, giveunto God the Glory due unto his Namein alibis Difpenfations. Praife him for his Conde(ention to our Weaknefs. Obferve the Harmony that is among his Works.. The Glory of the Myfteryof the Gofpel. His manifold Wifdom. His abfolute Freedom and Soveraignty. And laftly, and above all, hispeculiar Goodnefs Labour to get your Hearts up to this. As a Man is never humbled enough, till this Convi- Rion pierce his Confcience, that he is the chief ofSinners : So a Man is never thankful enough, till he look upon himfelf as thegreateft, ftranget Objeík of free Grace in all the world;, till he can fay, Never fcb a patters of Mercy as myPelf! And now, having (hewed that the Gofpel waspreached to them of Old, and that in divers manners, and at fundry times (one fignal Inftance whereof is the Types and Ceremonies) I have in thefe preliminary Difcourfes made way for what I have promifed to fpeak unto, namely, the Types and Shadows of the Old Tefiament. That which next remains is, that we fpeak to them more particular- ly,, which we lhall proceedunto hereafter, the Lord ailifting. Romans